Yacht Interiors With Attitude (Less Is Not More, Less Is a Bore)
With a new generation of Yacht Owners who crave beauty, passion, but also authenticity, yacht interior design without purpose might become distracting; without beauty – boring. The question to be answered by a new wave of designers is: does less really mean more nowadays?
FANCY by Dada Interior Design Studio, the winner of the Interior Design-Concept Yacht Award in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2019, sets the scene for meaningful changes in superyacht interior design.
YACHT EXTERIOR LINES THAT TELL YOU A STORY
A 75-meter megayacht concept STEAMRING created by Baran Akalın brings the design characteristics of technology and aesthetics inspired by the 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery. The vessel's helicopter pad, a deckhouse, a slick indoor pool and lounge area equipped with a gambling table and a bar with stripper’s pole, will make you understand that yacht design is also about experimenting, taking risks and breaking rules.
YACHT INTERIORS SPEAK ALOUD: “YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE; YOU CAN ALSO BE AMUSING”
They say there is beauty in simplicity. Real elegance, however, comes from good taste and a dash of daring. The yacht interiors of STEAMRING are screaming for reinventing the future of interior design, provoking a debate about the new definition of luxury and the importance of functionality in design process. According to Doga Naz Cebeci, the Owner of FANCY by Dada Studio responsible for yacht interior spaces for STEAMRING, good design is not about beauty or functionality. It’s both and much more.
While art design is deeply rooted in FANCY by Dada's aesthetics and emotions, it can also easily serve the purpose. For that reason, Doga Naz also designed a big part of the yacht furniture and lighting elements. These pieces of art not only speak to your senses, but also capture the idea behind functionality on board the megayacht.
A large wall behind the dining table is made up of four panels that open and hide the TV when not in use. The large wall is designed and covered with texture stamped leather and dark indigo colored velvet that follows the interior design scheme of the superyacht.
The dining table is made up of marble inlaid with gold details and is complemented by ostrich leather, corset upholstered dining chairs. The dining area also has a massive skylight window above it and two opening terraces on the sides to create a spacious feeling and the ultimate dining experience.
The storage and cabinets in the master stateroom are defined by gracious curving lines. The floating King size bed’s structure is upholstered with the highest quality leather and luxury fabrics that complete the flamboyant design of the Owner's cabin.
CONCLUSION: LESS IS NOT MORE, LESS IS A BORE
Designing state-of-the-art superyachts and their interior spaces with multilayered details and unprecedented connectivity to the sea, is a courageous way to leave your comfort zone and go beyond mediocrity.
A bold interior design concept that creates a desire, delivers personalization, but above all, that represents a glamorous yachting lifestyle experience is not about new fashion. It is about adding a new value to a slowly changing environment by the new generation of superyacht designers with an experimental mindset and innovative thinking.
The Superyacht Trends Of The Future | The Works Of Art: The Scream of Freedom
You know you create a piece of art that comes to life when you can feel it is breathing, when it talks to you and starts raising questions. The team of designers from Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design redefine a relationship between art and superyachts by pushing the boundaries of unconventional design that expand as soon as we reach what we think is their edge.
Art Of Life
Enjoy Your Life Today: Yesterday Is Gone; Tomorrow Is Never Promised
Sander Sinot explains: “Sometimes one can forget that our life has a limited amount of time, so one can question, how do we use the hours we live? There is no answer other than to invest as much time as possible towards the quality of living. Freedom, love and quality time with family and friends is key. With our yacht concept Art of Life, we want to address this as yacht architects and designers.”
Art of Life is created for art-loving and explorer-minded owners with an emphasis on aesthetics and beauty, without compromising on functionality, space and technology. The striking exterior style, with its overhang at the stern and forward projecting bow, is reminiscent of a 16th century Dutch icon of shipbuilding. The schooner yacht ’Schoon’ means both ‘good looking’ and ‘clean’ in Dutch. This led to the term ‘schooner’ which stands for a fast, versatile and efficient hull.
The architectural setup aboard is intuitive with a clear functional layout and a smart logic flow in the interior. This, combined with state-of-the-art and fully integrated technology, makes Art of Life a unique concept of customized luxury.
The integrated architecture of the design offers the owner a haven of privacy and the sensorial stimuli for both inner peace and exploration of the beauty and richness of luxury travels. s
The exterior features are ideal for dining together, partying and enjoying the ever-changing seascape. All four decks are designed based on fitness for purpose, resulting in maximum comfort for the body and soul thanks to the large indoor pool, sauna, treatment, hair & beauty and massage areas as well as stern lounge, which boasts a 384-inch retractable cinema screen. This superyacht concept, with its pure and aesthetic interior that uses precious materials, rich detailing and superior yacht interior craftmanship, has the capacity to accommodate 12 guests and 35 crew members.
Holding The Key To Our Aesthetic, Intellectual, Cognitive And Spiritual Satisfaction
The base concept for the design has been the craving to create a balance between nature, luxury and innovation and pushing the boundaries of contemporary yacht design even further. Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design is well known for creating spectacular custom designs and surpassing the traditional boundaries faithfully reflecting their philosophy – make the impossible possible.
The design is based on elegant, straight, geometrical lines, while the connection with nature is created with the extensive use of transparent surfaces, the most luxurious natural materials, fine woods and textured stones. This choice reflects a sort of duality and harmony. Silk carpets, multiple woods in the wall panelling, fully customized furniture, tranquil lounge and extensive dining facilities create hospitable and luxurious settings.
The environment provided by the inner garden can be set to different moods and is fully customizable using different lighting conditions, mist dispensers and water features.
All the living spaces have been designed with the utmost care emanating intimacy and tranquility. The interplay of natural light spilling in through the vast glass surfaces and the artificial lighting provided by cleverly placed sources further enhances the sense of balance. The large windows on the two walls of the owner’s bedroom and the one of a kind upper deck observatory all emanate freedom and openness while the large sliding glass doors help the owner and the guests seclude themselves from the rush of everyday life.
Using fully customized furniture and accessories the inner spaces are functional while offering all the modern amenities every owner might expect. The spacious main lounge, the spa deck, the gym, and the sea-level swimming pool, not to mention the spectacular staircase from the main deck to the 900+ sqm panorama deck and the water-cooled two storey glass façades are all accessories to the climate controlled inner garden that is the heart of the design philosophy behind the dream that is Nature.
The straight and open sight lines that are so characteristic of all Sinot designs further enhance the connection between contemporary form equated with equilibrium in nature.
Balance between technology and nature, geometric and organic, openness and intimacy, beauty and functionality.
MONACO YACHT SHOW 2018 SETS THE SCENE FOR A NEW QUALITY IN YACHT DESIGN
The first words that come to mind when you take a look at Illusion Plus? - Design as a Journey of Discovery. The innovative approach to yachting by presenting luxury in simplicity of line and form sets a new direction in yacht interior design.
Illusion Plus is the latest project of Pride Mega Yachts. A Netherlands based firm - Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design - was responsible for creating the exquisite, travel-inspired interiors. The use of spacious layouts, custom furniture and luxurious accessories are the hallmarks of their aesthetics.
The combination of contemporary furniture of straight and elegant lines with traditional materials of glass, exclusive metal, natural stone and fine wood creates an atmosphere that emanates modernity and a unique Asian taste. The palette used is light and earthy - it strengthens the feeling of closeness to nature and helps to create a serene and accommodating atmosphere that suits the taste of modern owners who prefer spending their time in private luxury. The interior is defined by long sight lines, huge windows and open areas to let light spill in. The use of natural light bouncing off polished metal, shiny glass and veneered wood surfaces is underscored by subtle shades, tones and hidden artificial lighting.
This rich choice of materials accentuates the feel of luxury. Fine and rare wood is integrated with metals, leather and natural stone using unrivalled artisanship to create contemporary and elegant atmosphere in both the interior and the exterior area. All the fixtures and accessories are supplied by the world’s finest manufacturers and in many cases they are custom-made exclusively for this project.
Illusion Plus merges Asian tradition with a modern look providing wide-open decks and tranquil social spaces. These interiors are designed in harmony with nature and will provide the Owner and his guests with exceptional lifestyle experience.
M/Y Illusion Plus will be presented at Monaco Yacht Show 2018.
Super Yacht Projects: Progetto Bolide | Se77antasette | Mauna Kea
“Knowledge is limited to all we know now and understand; Imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand”. How far can the human imagination go?
When considering the top three Italian yacht concepts: Progetto Bolide, Se77antasette and Mauna Kea – an essence of harmony, elegance and performance come to mind reinforcing the notion that the best designers “dream without fear and love without limits”.
Progetto Bolide by Exclusiva Design and Tankoa Yachts
Born from passion for perfection that evolves and unlocks new value – to realize Progetto Bolide and to build a leading-edge mega yacht that charts new horizons with revolutionary exterior and awe-inspiring yacht interior design, Exclusiva Design teamed up with Tankoa Yachts. The collaboration of these two Italian “design tailors” is all about re-evaluating how people approach yachts and experience space. The strength lies in the beautifully arranged gym, the stunning swimming pool and the master bedroom equipped with a glass ceiling. The owner’s penthouse is arranged on two decks, while a glass surface of 250 square meters prepares guests for a journey where art merges with nature.
Photo: Exclusiva Design
Se77antasette by Romero and Benetti
Se77antasette is a 77-meters long and 14.20-meters wide yacht concept. As Vincenzo Poerio, the CEO of Benetti Yachts explained “Se77antasette elevates yachting to a higher dimension than we have never seen before”. Benetti shipyard along with world known designer Fernando Romero premiered the exclusive Se77antasette yacht concept at the Monaco Yacht Show of 2017. This breakthrough yacht design combines delicate lines with functionality and power with artistic form – exemplifying the quintessence of Italian design principles. With her enormous terrace, amazing swimming pool, observation area of 270-degree with view on the sea, 100 square meter master suite, two VIP cabins, four guest cabins and a special area that transforms into a heliport, Se77antasette is taking design to a new level of luxury.
Mauna Kea by Roberto Curtò Design
Mauna Kea is a 101 square meter super yacht concept created by award-winning designer Roberto Curtò and developed in cooperation with Superyachts Monaco. Named after the famous Hawaiian volcano Mauna Kea’s key features include a private Jacuzzi, a dedicated heliport and a flight of stairs leading directly into a swimming pool on the main deck, while the first and the only water slide on a superyacht creates an entirely new yachting experience. All these unique features present this outstanding modern architectural look blending perfectly with her elegance and high quality. The project has recently been shortlisted for the "Concept Over 40 Meters Award" in The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2018.
Photo: Roberto Curtò Design